OK, no pics yet of the fabric I have dyed this week (some still needs to be ironed), but I have been working on some samples for an article for Machine Quilting Unlimited (now available at Barnes & Noble - yeah!). I won't show the finished sample just yet - I'll save that for the article - but thought I'd show two "in progress" shots.
Silk screened leaves and rubber band printed lines. (I wrapped the rubber bands around a wood block.)
Purple aster like flowers screened on top.
I was inspired by the motifs on some vintage fabric that belonged to my aunt. Normally the mustardy color of the background is not one of my faves. However, something about this combo makes me very happy. I'm adding some applique and decorative stitching on top of this.
*In the surface design community, sometimes new fabric, with which one is infatuated, is referred to as a "new boyfriend".